COLLECTED POEMS by Michael Gizzi, Edited by Clark Coolidge and Craig Watson. Introduction by William Corbett
The Figures, 2015 First edition, 544 pp., 6 1/2" X 9 1/4", Hardcover
Collected Poetry is carefully edited by Gizzi's friends, Clark Coolidge and Craig Watson, and includes all of Michael Gizzi's books, and more than 100 pages of unpublished poetry covering the years 1975-2010, with a useful, informative introduction by William Corbett.
"Through the mad clutter of everyday life the poet's voice speeds along and isn't going to let you off the hook till the end of the poem, if then. Razor sharp but also rich and generously compelling, Michael Gizzi's poetry lambastes as it celebrates, bringing us finally to a place of poignant irresolution where 'This music that for the moment/Takes on the work of youth' is 'Held for life in fluttering devastation.'" John Ashbery
"It'd harsh my mellow if people didn't glom the candlewastings of Michael Gizzi who bought the farm maybe because no one knew how swift as Galatea you had to be to get a cup of jo while overhearing this place's language, ave atque vale gravitas, Michaelmas Michael and gracias." Bernadette Mayer"
Quite scarce in hardcover